From the headline, you're probably expecting some AI-powered, creepily realistic image of a person who either doesn't exist or isn't really in the photo. #Faces, though, is all about old-timey hand-drawn cartoon faces, with a technical eye on having them drawn on plotters. Refresh for a random one, or fiddle with the sliders; I got this Tove Jansson-esque character on the first go.
This year's Siggraph conference exhibition is virtual, running August 10-13, with many wonders to look forward to. Above, an official conference overview. See also Theodore Kim's presentation on antiracist graphics research. And finally (so far) here's Hsueah-To Derek Liu with what we've all been waiting for: Surface Multigrid via Intrinsic Prolongation. SIGGRAPH is celebrating 48… READ THE REST
In 1984, I used the hell out of The Print Shop on my Apple ][e. Published by Broderbund, it's a super-simple graphic design application to create greeting cards, signs, and banners. I'd use my Koala Pad to generate ridiculous banners that I'd then print out on a dot matrix printer (yay for tractor feed paper!)… READ THE REST
In this video, the camera configuration of the game Skyrim is modified so that instead of the camera's viewpoint and its pivot point being the same, the camera's viewpoint is moved a few inches forward—like our eyes are relative to our necks. The result is striking, and responses are divided between awe and motion sickness.… READ THE REST
The work from home revolution has rapidly become the work from anywhere revolution. But not everything has caught up to this new style of work, including the technology that powers digital nomads. Rebel workers can find all the tools they need with the DUEX Lite laptop screen, a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited, and unlimited… READ THE REST
We all know someone who is a terrible snorer or, maybe, that person is us! Either way, everyone hates snoring. The bad news is, it can be tough to stop because we aren't aware of what may be causing the snoring in the first place. The good news is, the VVFLY Smart Snore Eye Mask… READ THE REST
If you've been recently injured, have chronic issues from arthritis, or are like so many of us dealing with poor posture due to working an office job, neck and shoulder pain can be relentless. While those problems may never go away completely without professional help, there's an easy way to alleviate temporary pain efficiently and… READ THE REST